Women Live Longer

Women Live Longer

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 121 , Segment 3

Episode: Teacher Shortage, Leisure and Health, Women Live Longer

  • Aug 17, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 10:39 mins

Guest: Caleb E. Finch, Ph.D., Professor of Gerontology at the University of Southern California  How many women do you know who have outlived their husbands? The world over, women can expect to live longer than men. The difference in life expectancy is a relatively recent phenomenon. Some have hypothesized smoking or a tendency toward risky behavior causes men to die earlier. But new analysis of mortality data from the turn of the century suggests the culprit is far more mundane – it’s the heart.

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